Which is your favorite rod company?

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Which rod manufacturer is your choice?

G.Loomis
278
23%
Shimano
80
6%
Daiwa
63
5%
St. Croix
185
15%
Lamiglas
4
0%
Kistler
58
5%
Phenix
46
4%
Abu Garcia
18
1%
Berkley
5
0%
Powell
57
5%
Dobyns Rods
224
18%
Zombie
3
0%
Damiki
1
0%
Falcon
23
2%
Quantum
5
0%
e21
2
0%
Airrus
9
1%
Duckett Fishing
6
0%
Denali
8
1%
Power Tackle
2
0%
Castaway
3
0%
iRod
4
0%
Lucky Craft
0
No votes
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
Temple Fork Outfitters
6
0%
American Rodsmith
0
No votes
All Star
1
0%
Pinnacle
3
0%
Okuma
4
0%
I'm a JDM Rod Guy. Given a choice, I don't touch the domestics
136
11%
 
Total votes: 1234

manno
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by manno » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:12 am

Its simple - Made in Japan.

For "off the shelf" JDM Daiwa rods ahead of anything on that list.

The greatest rod ever made, the Battler Limited Devel 03.

cure-hb
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by cure-hb » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:38 am

I sold all my Gloomis because their warranty policy changed after Shimano bought them, but after I switched to Daiwa, Dobyns, Megabass for few years, I decided go back to Gloomis again.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by fishingcreekoutdoors » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:29 pm

Loomis is sure up there!

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Ifishnxs » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:14 pm

I own mostly loomis rods along with a few powells. Just picked up a Dobyns fury to try out. It lasted four trips then broke in half for some reason..So that ended that test..Just ordered another Loomis..

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fishon2
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by fishon2 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:28 am

St. Croix & Falcon for largemouth bass in Texas lakes
St. Croix & Falcon bay fishing for reds, speckled trout and flounder....

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Falcon makes some great rods, but they need to come out with something new. Their Cara rods are great for the price, would like to see what they could do with a higher end rod. Instead they keep making slight changes to the Cara series and charging more.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by PINEKNOT » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:16 pm

G Loomis, especially their older stuff.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by MULEY » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:19 pm

Dobyns rods just feel right in my hands , they balance so well that they come alive with lighter reels on
them !

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Jrob » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:52 am

I have always loved Gloomis. The new 2016 GLX rods have recaptured my heart! Great rods.

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MardukFIN
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by MardukFIN » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:46 pm

Custom rod is my option.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by 806swampdonkey » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:59 am

I voted Daiwa because of the customer service experience and replacement policy

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Imgoodatwhatido » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:18 am

100% custom. preferrably on Phenix blanks. Phenix or Daiwa for off the shelf rods.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by Black Haze » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:21 am

Loomis

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FrankN209
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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by FrankN209 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:05 am

St. Croix for me. Just picked up a Legend Tournament today.

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Re: Which is your favorite rod company?

Post by papabassin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:52 am

Megabass :evil22:

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